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Friday Forum

Weekly inspiration from creative minds.

Rick Boyko looking back over a field in Europe


Fri., Oct. 27

Rick Boyko

Former Director/Professor, VCU Brandcenter

“Tips on navigating a successful path through advertising and coming out (somewhat) sane. ”

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Ave.

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Fri., Nov. 3

Geoff Edwards

Co-Head of Creative, Creative Artists Agency

Jennifer Palacios

Entertainment Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency

Jayanta Jenkins

Global Group Creative Director, Twitter


Full schedule

Past speakers

Headshot of Gautam Ramdurai

Oct. 13, 2017

Gautam Ramdurai (ST, 2011)

Regional Product Marketing, Asia Pacific, Google


Headshot of Kelli Lemon

Oct. 6, 2017

Kelli Lemon

Social Entrepreneur, On Air Personality for Radio One Richmond, and Host of Coffee with Strangers

Headshot of David Baldwin

Sept. 29, 2017

David Baldwin

Lead Guitar / Baldwin&

Headshot of Matt Donlon

Sept. 22, 2017

Matt Donlon

Founder / UZURV

Headshot of Matthew Freeman

Sept. 15, 2017

Matthew Freeman

Author / “Overcoming Bias”​ 

Co-Founder and Lead Consultant / TMI Consulting, Inc

Headshot of Cecelia Parrish

Sept. 8, 2017

Cecelia Parrish (CBM, 2015)

Strategic planner / The Martin Agency

Headshot of Karen Land Short

April 21, 2017

Karen Land Short

Group creative director/Droga5 New York

Headshot of Jess Greenwood

April 14, 2017

Jess Greenwood

VP, content and partnerships/R/GA

Headshot of Jason Harris

April 7, 2017

Jason Harris

President/CEO/Mekanism Inc.

Headshot of Debbi Vandeven and John Cook

March 31, 2017

Debbi Vandeven

Chief creative officer/VML

John Cook

Global CEO /VML

Headshot of Kevin McKeon

March 24, 2017

Kevin McKeon

Chief creative officer/Olson

Headshot of Fitz Maro

March 17, 2017

Fitz Maro

Senior innovation strategist/360i

Headshot of Heidi Hackemer

March 3, 2017

Heidi Hackemer

Founder/Wolf & Wilhelmin

Headshot of Lisa Freiman

Feb. 24, 2017

Lisa Freiman

Director, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Headshot of Paul Keister

Feb. 17, 2017

Paul Keister

Chief Creative Officer, Carvana

Headshot of Frank McCann and Chad Hutson

Feb. 10, 2017

Frank McCann

President & CEO, McCann Systems

Chad Hutson

President, Leviathan

Headshot of Winston Binch

Feb. 3, 2017

Winston Binch

Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America

Headshot of Kristen Cavallo

Jan. 27, 2017

Kristen Cavallo

US Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe

Headshot of Rick Webb

Jan. 20, 2017

Rick Webb

Author, Consultant, & Chief Operations Officer, Timehop

Headshot of Bobby Schroeter, Jenny Grant, John Hornaday

Sept. 9, 2016

Bobby Schroeter

Vice president, Consumer Marketing/Spirit Airlines

Jenny Grant

Creative director / Barkley

John Hornaday

Account director /Barkley